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In fear and tugging at all those nwanted emotions eliciting my hate and my anger which I tried to avoid but couldn tCompassion is another emotion one that draws my heartstrings into a knot and plucks them at will I wanted to reach out to these people I wanted to defend and give back to them what sense I could make out of the futility they made of their livesMy reading is most always an emotional journey and not always an easy journey but one to remember and learn from A story is just a story that is Aliens Among Us until a truly gifted writer like Kim takes hold of it and sets it to print I m glad I camepon this novelistOnce I reached the halfway
"Pages Of This Story It "of this story it hard to put downI turned my light out trying "to sleep but couldn t three times on " sleep but couldn t three times on the light and open went the book My mind just couldn t let go of these people and it was then that the truth to the words bitter sweet came aliveThis story speaks to the hardships of rural communities the hills of Kentucky the people who carry the grudges and the prejudices and the hate filled memories throughout their livesit s learned and taught and ingrained in the newborn and then the hate is passed on with ignorance from one generation to the nextAlthough love is not lost in this story it s the mainstay that holds onto hope like glue holding these people together Family Where would any of s be without hope I wanted to fight alongside these people I wanted to raise my fist to them showing their injustice but realized only new generations and time and truth could change the futures of these who are lost in their pastAs I just now finished reading Kim s novel I remembered this sentence from the first page there is GodPretty in the child who toils in the tobacco field her fingers whispering of arthritic days to come An omen a metaphor of sorts The lump in my throat settles and the tears stop threatening but never forgetting the ever presence of what was then is still prevalent in our United States today But with hope faith love and perseverance only time will tell Loved it Kim Michelle Richardson s second novel is set in rural Kentucky a fictional rural Appalachian town Nameless
Kentucky Where Tobacco And Coalwhere tobacco and coal provide meager means for a day to day existence Despite this being set during the era of Free Love other parts of the country you ll feel like you ve stepped back in time RubyLyn is a small child when her parents are gone first her father s death when she was only four followed by her mother s slow wasting away and joining her father only six months later Her mother s brother Gunnar comes to cl. Lyn itches for Maybe it’s something to do with the paper fortunetellers RubyLyn has been making for townsfolk each covered with beautifully wrought prophetic drawings Or perhaps it’s because of Rainey Ford an African American neighbor who works alongside her in the tobacco field and with whom she has a kinship despite her ncle’s worrisome shadow and the town’s disapproval RubyLyn’s predictions are just wishful think.
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racial interactions were taboo I felt like I was living this stinteractions were taboo I felt like I was living this st is an authentic Southern coming of age that takes place during the summer of 1969RubyLyn fifteen years old lives in Nameless Kentucky with her strict Uncle Gunnar Royal who physically and emotionally abuses her Every day she works long hours in the tobacco fields having been taught that there is GodPretty in the child who toils in the tobacco field "However RubyLyn Wonders Why "RubyLyn wonders why kinds of GodUgly keeps happening around her She only finds enjoyment in her art which she ses to draw on her fortune telling triangles And then there is Rainey Ford just a smile from him brightens her day Rainey is Gunnar s field worker and he and RubyLyn have been playing together since he was 8 and she was 5 However as much as RubyLyn and Rainey want to marry the the town and Gunnar are against it Not only is Rainey on a lower social level but he is black Black men should not touch white girls in Nameless Kentucky Ruby Lyn is whiteThis summer RubyLyn is entering her tobacco in the Kentucky State Fair She wants to win the money so she can move to the big city and marry RaineyThe author places you right in the hills of the South with her descriptive smooth writing You can tell she has done this before I have read many Southern books where the dialect is so strange that it interrupts my reading but the reader is in professional hands and can speed smoothly through this bookThis book touches on that time in a girl s life when everything is in transition am I a little girl or do I act like an adult Do I sit with the adults or run outside and play RubyLyn reminds the reader of playing the Who will I kiss first game Where will I live when I grow p and what will I do Who will I marry We see how much faster people had to grow p just a few decades ago It reuired courage both then and now to live the life of one s choosing NetGalley and the Publisher provided me this galley in exchange for an honest review I m halfway through Kim Michele Richardson s GodPretty in the Tobacco Field I haven t been reading it at a fast pace It s NOT A STORY TO SHOOT THROUGH a story to shoot through s a story to savor and feel and contemplateThe story takes place in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky in 1969 and the life there is not like any I ve personally experienced It s a hard life and seemingly an nforgiving life The author s writing is fluid these people of Nameless take the reader on a journey pulling you along through their trials and tribulations lived both fearlessly and. Nameless Kentucky in 1969 is a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and poverty is a simple fact just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco field in days RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some Her God fearing ncle Gunnar has a short fuse and high expectations but he’s given her a good home ever since she was orphaned at the age of five Yet now a month shy of her sixteenth birthday Ruby. ,
"Take To His Home In "to his home in The live she d lived before with her parents is gone none of the loving touches or the laughter Life on Gunnar s tobacco farm is daily sun p to sun down work If Ruby s not working in the fields she s on HER HANDS AND KNEES SCRUBBING THE KITCHEN FLOOR GUNNAR hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor Gunnar abuse mental physical and the endless correcting her to prevent her from following in her father s wicked ways abuse mental physical and the endless correcting her to prevent her from following in her father s wicked ways her memories of the love she felt from her parents thin RubyLyn s heart is much softer than Gunnar despite his rough ways with her and tries to find ways to nravel his hardness which only gets harder the she seems to reason with him At fifteen RubyLyn is beginning to have ideas of her own none of which Gunnar would approve RubyLyn is a young artist as Rose would say a folk artist decorating her fortune tellers small suares of paper folded and opened to disclose their owner s fortune Even Lady Bird Johnson has one in the White House given to her by RubyLyn when President Johnson and the First Lady came to Inez Kentucky Gunnar does everything in his power to destroy this part of RubyLyn he controls her time takes her paper away ridicules her attempts at her art The wedge that Gunnar attempts to put between RubyLyn and her art becomes a wedge between the two of them The secrets she need to keep to continue her art begin to weave a web around her heart leading her further away from caring about Gunnar his opinions his restrictions Best friends with neighbor Henny Stump as close as sisters in some ways but Henny s family is both larger and poorer Henny leans on RubyLyn for strength to carry out her plans to get away from her abusive father and marry a guy less abusive Rainey has known her since the day she set foot on her ncle s property to live he was eight years old and she was five Rainey and his mother are also their close neighbors Rainey works the tobacco crop with RubyLyn and despite the difference in their skin color in this town where blacks are only allowed in the one town store on Negro Tuesday they become closer than anyone would approve of especially Gunnar or Rainey s mother Surrounded by the Από τη Μήδεια στη Σταχτοπούτα, Η ιστορία του φαλλού ugliness of the fields thegliness of the townspeople RubyLyn is still GodPretty inside Gunnar would like to claim responsibility but she maintains her inner innocence and her tender heart despite his influence even sacrificing her own desires in order to make life a little better for those she loves Many thanks to Kensington Publishing NetGalley and the author Kim Michele Richardson for providing me with an advanced cop. Ing not magic at all but through them she’s imagining life as it could be away from the prejudice and hardship that ripple through NamelessAtmospheric poignant and searingly honest a Coalminer's Daughter meets Winter's Bone GodPretty in the Tobacco Field follows RubyLyn through the course of one blazing summer as heartbreaking revelations and life changing decisions propel her toward a future her fortunetellers never predict. .